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May 18, 2015

Love Your Zoo 2015

Animals across the country are going wild about the launch of this year’s Love Your Zoo week.

The event which was launched by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) in 2011 is aimed at encouraging people to visit their local BIAZA zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres, not only to have a fun day out, but to learn just how much they do for conservation, education and research.

From Saturday, May 23 to Saturday, May 30, more than 50 BIAZA zoos and aquariums from across the UK and Ireland will be hosting a week of fun activities from heart-themed craft activities to talks on how zoos care for their animals and getting visitors to help prepare food and enrichment treats. 

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